November 8, 2018 | FIBROMYALGIA
By, Lauraine Kanders, ANP, ACNP-BC
Medical Marijuana legalization is in the process within New York State, as state authorities are discussing talks of complete legalization within the state. These talks of legalization make medical practitioners excited, as there are numerous patients that can benefit and illnesses that can be curbed through the use of medical marijuana. One such illness that can be perfectly managed through the routine use of medical marijuana is fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a long term chronic disorder associated with widespread pain in your bones and your muscles. The disorder gives feelings of fatigue, nausea and depression, and can be misdiagnosed as another disorder. Here we look at some of the information related to fibromyalgia, and what MMJ can do about it.
Effects of Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia can be extremely devastating for the human body, since it makes even the most routine chores sound really exhausting. Being a common neurological disorder, fibromyalgia is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed by medical practitioners. Over 5 million Americans suffer from the disease, with over 80 percent being women. Some of the symptoms associated with this disorder include, joint stiffness, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, general weakness, insomnia, brain fog, anxiety, headaches and digestive issues. Fibromyalgia can be extremely hard to treat and almost impossible to cure in the long run. It might not be considered as a fatal or a progressive disease, but it certainly is extremely painful.
What MMJ Does
Medical Marijuana can be extremely useful for managing pain that comes from fibromyalgia. Since, it can combat the sudden feeling of anxiety and pain, MMJ is extremely popular among those suffering from fibromyalgia and some associated conditions. Medical marijuana works against this onset of pain, and aims to reduce the sudden pangs. Through its almost magical properties, MMJ can improve your mood, increase your appetite, decrease nausea, reduce the onset of anxiety and help you sleep during insomnia. Since depression and anxiety are well known symptoms of Fibromyalgia, these signs make for good reading.
Varying Effects of Different Strains
Of course marijuana will not completely cure you of fibromyalgia. In fact, we wouldn’t be wrong in saying that there is no cure for the disease. But, what marijuana does is mitigate the pain, and make it more manageable for you. There are hundreds of strains of MMJ out there that will provide you relief and improve your sleeping patterns. With improved sleeping patterns, and reduced pain, you will be better able to live through fibromyalgia.
The FDA might have approved medications for the treatment of fibromyalgia – namely Lyrica, Gabapentin, Savalla and Cymbalta. But, people who have tried them say that they don’t help reduce the pain. Almost 95 percent people interviewed in a survey recently mentioned that Cannabis had some sort of an impact in reducing the suffering from fibromyalgia.
Medical marijuana can really aid fibromyalgia patients in improving their quality of life. You can get an Online Medical Marijuana Certification NYS through Lauraine Kanders, ANP, ACNP-BC and her team by getting in touch with Medical Marijuana Recs NY. We provide MMJ certifications and counseling sessions to all interested individuals.